These beautiful 3.25 inches in diameter, 2 inches height Offering Bowls are made of iron, with cloisonne-like designs. The sets are sold as 8 pieces.This is a great set for an altar and use with a 24 Hour Destroying Incense Burner.
Offering bowls are an essential part of any altar or shrine. You are making offers to the Buddha and the Bodhisattva's. Each bowl represents a specific offering. Once made they help all other sentient beings as described bellow.
- Water for drinking for those in the lower realms that suffer from thirst
- Water to bath wash away negativity and obstacles
- Flowers to benefit those making the offering
- Incense to aid in the realization of the profound of discipline. It has been said that those that have perfected discipline is surrounded by a sweet fragrance
- Lamp to lighten the path to enlightenment
- Perfume is so negative patterns caused by The Three Poisons can be purified
- Food to help those starving and that we begin to understand that meditation is the food we can all survive on
- Music to please the sense of the deities.